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I Starting Over After Divorce

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 75 People

    Not Sure I Know How To Do This.

    Well, the axe has fallen I have been served with divorce papers. I have spent the last year trying to save the relationship.  Since being served I have started to understand this is the end of the relationship as we know it.When we met I was an outgoing, social person.  I am...
    1980Monza 1980Monza 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    The....EX

    This is NOT in reference to marriages involving physical violence, mental abuse. This is about just ordinary marriages that fell apart.People are not always compatible, and so the married couple drift apart.  And so, as I encounter other divorced people, it is shocking, and very...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 4 Responses May 6, 2013

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    Getting A Divorce And Starting Over

    I have been married for 30 years, I thought she was my soulmate, but apparently I was wrong. We were going through some financial problems and she started talking to a "friend" of ours and getting advice. This was 2 years ago and now she says she not "in love" with me any more...
    lonelyheart1961 lonelyheart1961 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

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    Alone With No Where To Go And No One To Talk To...

    I have now been separated just over a year. Married out of High School at 19, for 15 years I was with my best friend and only friend. Since 2006 I have had medical problems which made things difficult, in 2012 emotional issues caused more problems leading to a self-imposed stay...
    ApparentlyDepressed ApparentlyDepressed 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    Never Better

    Divorced for 3 years after being together for 17. His struggle with depression felt contagious, and now that I don't live with it, I have more fun, more friends and interests, do so many of the things I always wanted to. I'm sky diving in 2 days and can't wait! Doing the funnest...
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    Getting to Know Me

    I am 37 years old. I was married for 10 years and with that same pertner for 17 years (half of my life at the time) ... We were better buddies than a happily married couple. I have been in a few relationships since the divorce ended but have not found that special Mrs. Right...
    DSMHawk DSMHawk 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 23, 2007

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    Its Sooo Unbelievably Devastating

    Im 49 yrs old...got divorced finalized 5 months ago; im getting there in starting over, but what i find so devastating aside form the actual leaving ( i left; my 2 teenage daughters chose to live w/their father in the house; i see them evry 2 wks) was that i have a brother and...
    Terri631 Terri631 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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    Thinking Of Leaving

    I shared my story before, but instead of giving you the details, lets just say that i've been divorced for 8 months more or less ( separated for almost 2 years). I didnt want to divorce, and I still dont want to ve divorced. You know where this is going right? So, in the past...
    albyd albyd 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    After 17 years of marriage,

    starting over and things are much different! Def experiencing some anxiety about the unknown but enjoying the art of online dating & social media! It's nice to have a forum to share & meet people w/ similar interests!
    FlKuntryBoy FlKuntryBoy 26-30, M Jul 23, 2014

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    Starting Over.......

    I am in the process of starting over. After 43 years of married life, I am now on my own.To be honest, if feels very similar to dealing with a loss of a spouse due to a death. This person you lived with for decades, is just not here, and will never be here again. It is sad, but...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 11 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    A New Beginning

    Back in 1985 I married the most wonderful woman. We had met through a councilling service and I was the councillor. Surprisingly we hit it off straight away and we both discussed our past and our insecurities so we both started the relationship on equal footing. I knew what she...
    tsv01 tsv01 46-50, M Apr 28, 2012

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    leanncc11 leanncc11 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2014

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    Starting over ... Divorce almost final

    and I am wondering where to start. Any advice?
    Oliviaa92 Oliviaa92 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2014

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    Starting Over...When Is It Really Time?

     I've read so many touching stories here lately, divorced after 10 years, 20 years...40 years! The list goes on, many people to thank for some really good insight. I guess, the more time you've been married, the harder it is to deal with letting go, emotionally and even...
    albyd albyd 31-35, M 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    My Divorce Story

    I met my wife in 2004. She was the kind of person I thought I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. She was funny, pretty, and goal oriented. Our relationship took off rather quickly..perhaps a little to quickly. I had been nursing a broken heart for the better part of two...
    syderb79 syderb79 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    Glad I Got Divorced

    I was married for 9 years and then i found out my wife was cheatting on me with someone i worked with and that was the end off that it took me a 3 years to get fully over it but i did and now i have remarried and i am so happy and i have 3 boys as well i was very sad at one point...
    wellboy120 wellboy120 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Going through a divorce.

    We separated for 4 months now. it's been hard for i have 3 young kids, 7, 4, 2 years old. I have moved back to my home country after finding out my wife cheating. Thinking, i was back home to regain myself and would go back to live near the kids in the US again but in a way i...
    flexoverdeal flexoverdeal 31-35, M Aug 16, 2014

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    I need some help! Women!

    My wife divorced me and no real reason other than she wanted to explore life. We hung out twice in the last week and we ended up getting physical. Divorced for only 3 weeks. She still seems like she wants to be friends. Thats not what I want. We both had fun and enjoyed it very...
    Rsend Rsend 36-40 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Not Easy

    It's not easy to start over and get on with my life when I think of all the hurtful things he said. I know they aren't true but the hurt remains. Plus it's been a year and he keeps telling me over and over.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    A New Life

    I am starting a wonderful new life after becoming divorced. I was in my marriage for twenty years. For over half that time I was quite miserable. I had gotten used to being told my wants and desires were foolish, that my job working with children was valueless, and that overall I...
    kwanyin kwanyin 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2012

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    Divorced And Not Happy

    Hi everyone I am a divorced father of two great kids after being married for 13 years i found my exwife started cheating on me bye the time I knew what hit me I lost everything my house my buisiness and all of my money, emotionly I had a hard time dealing with things I tried to...
    DAWNBRAN DAWNBRAN 36-40, M 10 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    Moving On Is Not So Easy....

    I am recently divorced after a long marriage of 43 years...This is also the first time I have ever broken up with someone that i loved, and so i have not a clue how to deal with some of the emotional issues.,and so i was wondering what insight or information the people here could...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 3 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Rather....I am trying to start over again. The divorce papers have been filed and now just the back and forth of who gets what. Really I don't care about anything but my kids...
    jules7712 jules7712 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I'm currently at a crossroads between staying in my current specialty at my hospital for another 6 months, taking a risk and becoming a travel RN now, or entering a new specialty...
    Elsahen Elsahen 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    paulacc11 paulacc11 26-30, F Jan 3

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    Started over on Jan 2,2015 and have been going strong! It feels good
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    And I am without any light in my path... Here's to learning how to walk again!!
    KayKayF KayKayF 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I will never know the meaning of persistence now if I have all that I prayed for. Life isn't a guessing game nor a movie script where you visualized the events coming your way. We...
    SoulSearching26 SoulSearching26 18-21 Jan 7

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    It's not easy but here goes
    cailinAlainn cailinAlainn 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    this is a new year so everything that happened last year, happened last year no need to bring up the past
    jxmmi jxmmi 18-21, M Jan 16

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    Erfahrung - Erlebnis -Erkenntnis -Entschluss - Handeln - neue Ordnung. More about this in my blog. And I have to admit, it's damn scary in-between.
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    Boy, if that isn't the truth. We're working on our third profile, here. Locked out of my first profile of, two and a half years. And now my profile of three months has been...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M 6 days ago

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    I dont know how to forget being married. I see him with another woman on Facebook so happy and I think to myself what did I do wrong? why wasn't he that happy with me? I think of...
    lilpoetbear lilpoetbear 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am starting over again, again. I have done this three times now. Every time I trusted someone and things sort of blew up in my face. I am a mess emotionally but I figure...
    DcreativeBUG DcreativeBUG 22-25 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So confused right now...... After months of feeling something was missing in my marriage, joining EP, and trying to figure out the "what" and "why" it's become very clear to me...
    jkm52 jkm52 41-45, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I met my now ex husband in early 2010. The relationship moved very quickly and we ended up getting an apartment together in August of 2010. Other than a few "little" things (his...
    abarton abarton 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    My parents waited until my older brother & I were both done with university. I graduated last year and my brother is in his final year (he was supposed to graduate last year before...
    lntel lntel 22-25 14 hrs ago

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    I'm afraid my parents will be getting a divorce.
    KateMost KateMost 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    9 days ago, my husband of 36 yrs left a letter on his pillow when he left for work. In it, was a two year old letter, typed and dated as he had added to it until that day, 6 Jan...
    Thebatterytest Thebatterytest 31-35, F 10 Responses Jan 15

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    I was the first one who filed the divorce after too many years together. I am surprised at his audacity to want to fix things now. In fact, he wants to drag the divorce out....in...
    heartache123 heartache123 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    dear self. get a divorce. move out. you need to better your life. it's time. are you ready? mentally, yes.... maybe.. i guess you will never be ready. who ever is? it's tough. you...
    TakingFlight TakingFlight 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    A surprise came in the mail yesterday; my husband and I both received our final divorce papers, letting us know that a judge has signed off our case to where we don’t have to go...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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      Peter Maatouk is a seasoned lawyer with years of experience in handling divorce matters. He has a well established law firm and offers exceptional online divorce services...
    marleend marleend 26-30, F Jan 16

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    it´s Mediocre. Just Plain Mediocre little variety, little flavour. no heart in it. Internet is full of favorable opinions on Spanish Gastronomy - when I read "Spain has great...
    majkel87 majkel87 26-30, M 19 hrs ago

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    Some of my cousins are the most obnoxious people I ever Met. They take **** not only about me but my fiancé..over such petty things like his screen name.(wth?) I knew I never...
    Mizpoppy Mizpoppy 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    My wife and I were swingers a while ago,it was then I met a women, she was about 24 at the time, and a swinger alsoI was about 30, we were seeing each other for about 2 years, we...
    sorenson1125 sorenson1125 46-50, M Dec 28, 2014

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    I have been trying to get a divorce for going on two years. My ex cheated, he encouraged me to move out of the family home with our three children. I don't really care, I'm happier...
    leigh8133 leigh8133 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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